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Progress Report Of The Basic Health Unit, Shamshatu

Here is the latest report received by ANT-Hiroshima concerning the Basic Health Unit in Shamshatoo, now known as Health Centre Baghbanan.The project is currently being overseen by the Abaseen Foundation and is co-funded by the Austrian Development Cooperation and Proloka. Its purpose is to provide quality medical treatment to the marginalized people in the target area of Baghbanan.

The project was taken over on 1st January, 2011 and will end on 30th June, 2013 with a total budget of €130,000.

During the project life 15,000 men, women, and children of all ages will directly benefit from quality medical treatment at subsidized rates and about 6,000 school children will benefit from 75 hygiene sessions. Total indirect beneficiaries from the project will be 250,000 people (including families of patients and the community at large).

August 2012 Health Report

The extreme heat of August 2012 and the Ramadhan and Eid holidays were the main factors causing the number of patients treated to drop below the 500 mark for the first time since June 2011.

The health unit staff distributed 435 health and hygiene leaflets to the visiting patients.

The nutrition staff conducted 24 hygiene sessions in the facility from which 112 visiting patients benefited.

Repair and Maintenance Work

The main building was maintained, whitewashed and painted.

basic health unit before and after

The garden was maintained and the signboard by the main road was renovated bearing all the stakeholders’ logos.

garden maintenance

Donations

Bank Alfalah (Pvt.) Limited has donated an ultrasound machine, a hematology analyzer and a micro lab worth PKR 1,619,000 (13,956 Euros) to the health centre. The lab technician has the expertise to operate hematology analyzer and micro lab whereas operation and function of other equipments will require trained personnel.

donated equipment

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